Server details document

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1) Do any of you have a template document on how to "profile" a guest server for admin purposes. I.e. say you wanted to no what server does what, whats installed on it etc, what information would you collect, plus any sample document/form that you use to collect such.


2) What do you refer to such documents as in your organisation?
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spice-works is free software which will help you manage your computers and assets. you can see the installed software on the machines aswel.

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this maybe of some use for you if you want to stay simple.

http://www.pjtec.com/Support/data/resources/UserManuals/GoverLAN/Using_GoverLAN/Scope_Actions/Tutorials/Example__Reporting_the_Installed_Software_of_a_set_of_machines.htm
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I agree with hexemes that spiceworks is nice.

If you want to go into great detail, check out these links:
http://www.network-documentation.com/the-networkdna-templates/
http://www.network-documentation.com/files/NeworkDNAbinder_22_ForWeb_Excel.zip
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an even better one is manage engine support desk. a free trial but ive had the pro version. its 10x better than spiceworks but maybe over kill for what you want aswell as its costing.

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To answer #2, in this organization, we call the basic specs and initial configuration documentation of the server the build sheet and the documents that contain all the servers the server documentation.
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE Fellow)VMware and Virtualization Consultant
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1. we use simple spreadsheets, with cpu, memory, IP Address, Mac Address, Admin Password, and Role, Is teaming used for NICs, Ports NICs are connected to, Services, Applications, and who's server it is. What OS it is!

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